Planning a Spring Mom’s Day Out with Friends
One of my favorite things to do is to get my girlfriends together for a girls day out. After a long winter, there’s no greater reason to get the girls together for a day than celebrating spring. No matter the season though, it’s time to start a group message and get the girls together for a girls day out.
I talked about this in my fall girls day out post, one of my favorite things to do is to get together with some good friends and go away for the day. It’s just good for the soul to get out with some good friends and enjoy time away from motherhood for a few hours, a day, or a weekend. We won’t go into a girls weekend just yet, although it’s something that my friends and I have begun talking about.
Why should you do it?
As moms, we are masters at putting ourselves last. I feel like I write those words constantly, but it’s only because they’re true.
I am in a number of Facebook groups geared towards moms, and something I see pretty much daily is moms talking about how worn out they are, and that they don’t even know who they are anymore. I just want to reach out to every one of these moms and tell her how important it is that she takes care of her own needs too.
This means that sometimes, you will need to just make plans with your friends, whether it’s 1 friend or 20 friends, getting out of the house and away from your motherly duties is the key here. Even if it’s just for a couple hours. You need and deserve that time to be yourself.
One thing I realized when I first left my husband with our daughter overnight (at about 10 months old) was that he could handle more than I gave him credit for. It was for my bachelorette party, and the house we were staying at has no cell phone service, so he was truly on his own. Not only did they survive, but he survived an epic diaper blow out that required a bath for our daughter. It was great bonding time for both him and my daughter, but good time for me to just be with my friends.
Sometimes you just need to reset, so grab your girlfriends, find a day, save up your money, and refresh yourself with a girls day out. Do what you need to do, to be the most authentic version of yourself.
You’ve been cooped up all winter long, get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures.
- Visit a community garden
- Go on a picnic
- Go ziplining
- Go to the beach
- Take a boat ride
- Visit downtown shops
- Go to a nearby city that you don’t often visit and find their “tourist” destinations or shopping district
- Start walking a few miles, regularly
- Visit a butterfly house
- Go to a canopy walk or walking trail
- Do a 5K walk/ run
- Plant flowers
Girls Day Inside
Spring is notoriously rainy so you might need plans for indoors that still gets you out of the house.
- Do a paint & sip class
- Climb a rock wall
- Go roller skating
- Visit a spa
- Get dressed up and go to dinner at a fancy restaurant
- Go out for drinks and dancing
- Go to an indoor waterpark
- Go to a movie
- See what activities are being offered at your library
- Go to a wine tasting
Stay Home- no kids allowed
Sometimes you don’t want to leave home. Find a friend who can have an empty house for the day and have everyone just relax at her house. It can be low key, and just girls having fun.
- Make some DIY spa products (I have a bunch on this Pinterest board)
- Make desserts and watch girly movies
- Spa night- pedicures, manicures, face masks, or anything else you want to do
- Make your own jewelry
- Start a book club
- Pajama party
- Host a potluck
- Host a cookie swap or dessert swap
What things would you like to do this spring with your friends?